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Does Milk Help In The Treatment Of Stomach Ulcers
No: Although milk is an alkali (opposite of an acid) and it can neutralize acid, the human body is very smart. When you start to eat or drink an alkali, a signal is sent to your stomach telling it to prepare to be "neutralized." the stomach will then respond by producing even more acid to counteract the alkali. Hence, long term use of milk, mylanta, maalox and others is not effective against ulcers. ...Read more
Sir I have stomach ulcer since 5years what is the best treatment of this. I have pain in stomach 24hour?
See below: Stomach ulcers, like any other tissue injury, will heal on its own. Ulcers don't last 5 years. Ulcers should heal withing 2 months and if not have a high risk for being cancerous. Most who are told they have ulcers, (without an endoscopy to prove it) don't have ulcers. If you have persistent pain for 5 years you need to see your doctor and have an endoscopic evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on H.pylori: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance of the bug. ...Read more
Acid blockers: Also known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom relief but will not heal ulcers. If h. Pylori bacterium is present you will need antibiotics as well. Avoid any nsaids, or Aspirin and make sure you eat light avoiding heavy, spicy and acidic foods, including citrus, sodas, caffeine, alcohol & smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do ulcers from amebic colitis heal? Having stabbing abdominal/liver area pains following treatment for invasive e. Histolytica. What helps pain?
Yes: Ulcers from amebic colitis usually heal with proper treatment. With you symptoms you should be check for hepatic abscess because E. Histolitica can migrate to liver and other parts of you body. Also, after treatment with Flagyl or Tinicazole you should be treated with Paromomycin or Iodoxyl to kill the cysts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had stomach bloat doc put me on Zantac for ulcer did blood test to see if I had h.pylori that came back clear what is the next course of treatment?
I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?
Stomach pain after eating raw herbs, fruits and veg... Pain goes away after an hour.. Drinking milk also helps to sooth it.. What could it be? Ulcer?
Yes it is!: Milk provides a coating and relief of your discomfort. For palliative treatment, antacids (liquids) are also helpful. Your physician or a specialist (ie. Gastroenterologist) should diagnose you for the most appropriate treatment. There are many over-the-counter and prescription medications available to reduce acid production that is irritating. Meet with your md for the proper treatment! ...Read more
Is it normal to be nauseated a lot when u have stomach ulcers? Also um told to avoid milk, does this mean other things such as yogurt,cheese n such?
Common: Nausea is a common symptom of peptic ulcer disease(PUD). Food wise, it isn't necessary to avoid diary. Classically, PUD patients are told to eat healthy balanced diets. Also, avoid foods that cause discomfort. For many this often involves alcohol, coffee, caffeinated soda, fatty foods, and spicy foods. Diary can lead to increased acid secretion to many GI's will recommend stopping it. ...Read more
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